Study of blood compatible polymers. III. Copolymers of N-benzyl, N-(2-hydroxyethyl) acrylamide and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate.


Journal Article

Copolymerization of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and N-benzyl, N-(2-hydroxyethyl) acrylamide (BENAAm) was carried out at different mole ratios of the monomers to obtain copolymers of varying composition. BENAAm content of the copolymers varies between 13 and 70%. Investigation of the interaction of rabbit platelets with these polymer surfaces showed that copolymers with higher BENAAm content inhibit the platelet deformation. Human umbilical cord fibroblast cells proliferated very well on the copolymer surfaces. The cell growth rate on polyHEMA was relatively low. Maximum cell growth was observed on the copolymer having 87% HEMA.

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Cited Authors

  • Mathew, J; Liu, SQ; Kodama, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 63

PubMed ID

  • 8425026

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8425026

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-5905

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0142-9612

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0142-9612(93)90076-e


  • eng